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Street talk

August 19, 2000

We asked OCC students: Will you watch the 2000 Olympic Games now that

Newport Beach swimming star Aaron Peirsol will be competing at Sydney,

Australia?--Compiled by Amy R. Spurgeon

Photos by Marianna Day Massey

1. I wasn't really interested in any of the swim events until I heard

that locally based people will be competing. I'd like to see how they do.

LAURYN MAYO, 19

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Costa Mesa

2. I'm definitely going to be watching volleyball. I probably won't

watch the swimming. But if I turn on the TV and it's on, then I'll

probably root for the guy. I'm supportive of the whole team.

JEFF TAYLOR, 18

Mission Viejo

3. Knowing now that there is a local swimmer, I'll probably watch. I'm

excited and proud to know that someone so close is participating in such

a big event.

MIKE JENNINGS, 18

Mission Viejo

4. It wouldn't determine whether I would watch it or not. It would

depend if I was home and watching TV. But of course I'm rooting for him.

Go, America!

SHARON ALLEN, 37

Fountain Valley

5. I watch Olympic swimming anyway. That's really cool though that

this guy is from Newport Beach. I bet the whole county will support him.

KRYSTAL SMITHERMAN, 19

Fountain Valley

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